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50 Cent

Judge, Please Don't Shut Off My Electric

9/4/2015 10:21 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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50 Cent does not want to suffer in the dark ... which is why he's asking a bankruptcy judge to keep the utility company from shutting down his massive unit.  

50's in a corner ... the bankruptcy judge has him in a straitjacket, prohibiting the mogul from paying even the most basic bills without court approval. He's asking for permission to pay his electric, gas, trash removal, cable, Internet and phone bills so he doesn't get shut down. 

And this is interesting ... between gas and electric, 50 drops an average of $10,597 a month. Remember, he has a 50,000 square foot mansion in Connecticut which he bought from Mike Tyson.

We're thinking ... don't air condition the whole house ... you're in bankruptcy!  

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Most Expensive House In U.S.

Come and Get It ...

Price SLASHED by $50 Million

9/3/2015 3:21 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0903_jeff_greene_mansion_photos_launchIn the market for a good sale? Palazzo di Amore -- the most expensive house on the market in the U.S. ... developed by Mohamed Hadid -- is now priced to move ... at $145 million!

The mega mansion belongs to real estate billionaire Jeff Greene and sits on 25 acres high up in Beverly Hills. The main house is a whopping 35,000 square feet.

The property also has a working vineyard, a 128-foot reflecting pool and fountain, a swimming pool, spa, BBQ area and a tennis court.

Not sold yet? Greene just took $50 million off the asking price. But unless your name is Buffett, Gates, or Slim ... just settle for these pics. Like the rest of us. 

Akon Sued

Mansion Floors Don't Come Cheap

... Pay Up, Man!

8/30/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0827-akon-tmz-01Akon's Georgia mansion continues to be a thorn in his side ... as yet another contractor is claiming he didn't get paid for working on the superstar producer and singer's floors.   

A company called Capital Floors has filed a $15,000 lien against the troublesome home -- small potatoes compared to the $36,765 filed by a different company back in January. 

This contractor claims they did get paid a little along the way and the $15k represents the unpaid balance -- but says a lawsuit for another $50k in damages could be in the offing. 

Akon's reps haven't gotten back to us. 

French Montana

Summer Party Pad Up For Grabs

... For $5.3 Million

8/29/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0828_french_montana_house_sale_launch2French Montana paid $40k to rent out a secluded LA home for the month of July, but now the owner only wants to sell so it will set you back $5.3 mil. 

The modern 6-bedroom mansion sits in the gated Los Feliz community of Laughlin Park -- where Scarlett Johansson and Natalie Portman have lived. The place looks like it's straight out of "Miami Vice" (the remake) ... with an ultramodern, all white, open air architecture.

There's a pool, a spa, and a home theater ... but the real selling point is the insane jetliner view of the city. 

It's also photo shoot ready ... just ask Frenchie. 

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Tyga

Loses $70k But Still

Fighting for Crib in Kylie's 'Hood

8/26/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Tyga needs to just move in with Kylie Jenner already, because he's been ordered to fork over $70,000 in back rent on a house in her gated community -- a pad he claims he's actually buying.  

Tyga's gone to war over the Calabasas home -- just a few minutes from Kylie's -- and on Monday a judge ruled he had stiffed the landlord. Even with $70k on the line, Tyga didn't even bother showing up in court ... possibly because he says he's no renter.

Last week he filed suit against the landlord, saying he has an agreement to buy the property, and even plunked down $200,000 as a down payment. Until that's settled, the bottom line is ... he's gotta pay up AND move out.

The good news -- as of 2 weeks ago he can bunk up with KJ. Legally.

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Marc Anthony

My Whole Life's Going South

8/24/2015 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0821_marc_anthony_tarzana_house_launchMarc Anthony is trading west coast rays for Florida sunshine.

Marc just listed his 5 bedroom and 6.5 bath Tarzana mansion for $4.35 million. He’s only owned the place for 7 months, and he's hardly been there because of his touring schedule.

Marc's decided to move his companies -- Marc Anthony Production and Venture Magnus Media – to the Sunshine State.

Anthony has had deep ties to South Florida ... he was once part owner of the Miami Dolphins and owned property there. 

The house is beautiful, but check this out ... he's had more wives than he has lounge chairs.

Scott Disick

Home Boy?

8/23/2015 7:37 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0822-scott-disick-poolside-INSTAGRAM-01There are signs of a possible reconciliation between Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick.

Scott has been posting pics of him back at the family home in Calabasas, chilling at the pool and lording over his brood.

Scott wrote, "Love coming home and seeing my little girl napping and looking this cute."

The post could simply signal visitation, but he certainly made himself at home.

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Ryan Sheckler

Drops $2.6 Million

... On Hometown Mansion

8/23/2015 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Ryan Sheckler is proving that you can come home again ... as long as you have a few million dollars to spend ... 'cause the skating legend just dropped $2.6 mil on a mansion in his hometown.

The 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath mansion is in San Clemente, CA -- where the X Games superstar grew up -- and features ocean views, a massive kitchen and an in-ground hot tub.

Sheckler bought the place back in June ... and we gotta say, it seems less like a crazy bachelor pad and more like a place a guy could put down some roots ... maybe with super hot girlfriend Mia Bonde?!!

Check out her Instagram ... it'll make you wanna close escrow too.

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Mark Ballas

I Got a New Zip Code in My Step ... 90210

8/22/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0821-mark-ballas-house-CRISNET-01'DWTS' star Mark Ballas just dropped $2.5 mil on a fixer upper.

It will make more sense when we tell you this ... the house is in a primo section of Bev Hills. It's a skosh over 4,600 feet, with 5 bed and 5 bath, but it needs major work.

We're told Mark hasn't decided whether he'll live in it or flip it, but he has options, and talent. Mark and pal Derek Hough flipped a house they bought together for $1.2 mil, plunked $200k into it and sold it for $1.8 million. The renovation was featured on "Mark & Derek's Excellent Flip."

Now he's doubled the stakes ... and he's flying solo. 

Steve Wynn

High Roller

In Beverly Hills Now

8/21/2015 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0820_steve_wynn_beverly_hills_home_launchSteve Wynn just placed a huge bet on Beverly Hills after dropping $50 million on an uber mansion, and, no surprise, he paid ALL cash for it.

Wynn purchased the modern 8 bedroom, 13 bath BH home from Guess co-founder Maurice Marciano, and we’re told Wynn threw down bank because the home needs zero upgrades.

The place is so huge it has 2 guest houses, theater and tennis court, but the real draw … the wall space for all of Wynn’s art. He’s a huge collector and infamously once put his elbow through a Picasso. 

It’s not far from Rodeo Drive either … where Wynn will likely burn a lot of cash. We reached out to Kurt Rappaport the listing agent who wasn't available for comment.

Steve is doubling down. Check out his old BH pad -- a $16.25 million fixer-upper, which is now on the market. Yeah, that's a fixer-upper in Bev Hills.

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'Silence Of The Lambs' House

Hits the Market

Movie Memorabilia Included

8/20/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0819_wild_bill_house_launch-2It puts the house on the market or else it gets the hose again.

The 3-story Victorian home from "The Silence of the Lambs" – yes, the one used to hold Buffalo Bill’s skinsuit victims -- has hit the market, for a very reasonable price.  

The 5-bedroom home, an hour south of Pittsburgh, was built in 1910 and its owners have barely changed a thing since the movie that won Best Picture was shot there in 1990.

Asking price ... $300k.

There are plenty of amenities ... a pool and a vintage caboose that doubles as a pool house.

0819_silence_of_the_lambs_book_sub2The place comes with photos the homeowners took during filming, and a signed book with the inscription, "Thank you so much for letting us use your beautiful house for our scary movie," signed by Jodie Foster and director Jonathan Demme.

There's also a wraparound porch ... perfect for enjoying a nice glass of Chianti. 

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Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz

Our 25,000 Square-Foot Mansion

Is Too Small for Our Pictures!

8/19/2015 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0818_alicia_keys_swizz_beatz_nj_mansion_launchAlicia Keys and hubby Swizz Beatz are such big art nuts, they have to sell their massive estate for some bigger digs so they can display it all.

Real estate sources tell us ... the 25,000 sq. ft. home wasn't big enough for their enormous art collection that features pieces by Jean-Michel Basquiat, Andy Warhol, Ernie Barnes, Keith Haring and many other artists.

The Englewood, NJ home is filled with such a massive collection, Swizz calls it "Eight Acres of Showtime."

0818-swizz-beatz-art-posing-INSTAGRAM-01The couple bought the house back in 2013 from Eddie Murphy. It's pretty awesome ... the sprawling home boasts 8 bedrooms, a movie theater, indoor pool, 2 lane bowling alley, recording studio and, of course, a gym. Listing price: $14.9 million.

As for their next move ... they've figured out a way to get enough wall space ... Alicia and Swizz are building from the ground up.

Teresa and Joe Giudice

Jersey Shore House

No One Wants Their Leftovers

8/18/2015 3:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0818-teresa-joe-guidice-getty-mls-01Teresa and Joe Giudice's foreclosed Jersey Shore home was a total wash-out ... because NO ONE bid on the house today at auction ... not one person.

The home was among a bunch of other foreclosure properties up for auction Tuesday in the area, but  we're told no hands were raised during bidding. It came at a real steal, too ... even for Teresa and Joe.

As we previously reported, the bidding started at $100 ... but keep in mind, the buyer would still have owed the bank $348k.

Jersey ... only the strong survive.

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